Trump-Corker Spat Continues on Twitter

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker
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October 24, 2017

President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) got into a spat on Tuesday morning when both men attacked each other on Twitter.

Trump started his day by tweeting that Corker, who "couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee," has now taken on the fight against tax cuts.

"Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts....," Trump tweeted, indicating that there was more to come with the ellipses.

Seven minutes later, Trump followed up with another tweet, arguing that Corker is against anything he proposes after the president refused to endorse the Tennessee senator for reelection in 2018.

"Corker dropped out of the race in Tennessee when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump," the president tweeted. "Look at his record!"

Corker, chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced last month that he will not run for reelection. Trump and Corker had a public spat before the senator announced his plan to retire.

Then on Oct. 8, Trump said Corker "begged" for his endorsement before dropping his bid for reelection in the 2018 race, among other Twitter attacks. Corker responded that the White House has become an "adult day care center."

"Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president. #AlertTheDaycareStaff," Corker tweeted on Tuesday in response to Trump's latest Twitter attacks.

Corker and Trump's feud has continued for weeks, with the senator at one point insulting the president for running the White House like a reality show. Trump responded by mocking Corker's height and calling him "Liddle' Bob" in a tweet.

Trump on Tuesday posted again after Corker's tweet, calling him a "lightweight senator" who is going to fight tax cuts even though he "couldn't" get reelected in his home state.

"Isn't it sad that lightweight Senator Bob Corker, who couldn't get re-elected in the Great State of Tennessee, will now fight Tax Cuts plus!" Trump tweeted.